Jeep created its Trail Rated badge in 2003 to “communicate legendary 4×4 capability” or so a release at the time said. But what does Trail Rated mean?
GWM Haval Australia could soon be selling the Tank 300 as a rival to the Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco. GWM Haval is moving quickly on expansion plans for Australia and absolutely nothing is off the table when it comes to potential new models. One of the strong contenders is
The all-new Ineos Grenadier has been put through its paces in prototype form. Ineos has opened the doors at its partner’s testing facility in Austria for a select few journalists to test the upcoming Grenadier four-wheel drive in as a prototype review. Not yet launched and not yet finalised for
Nissan’s Navara rival to the Ford Ranger FX4 Max, Toyota Hilux Rugged X and Mazda BT-50 Thunder has been shown ahead of its official launch. Nissan is on the cusp of launching its new Navara PRO-4X Warrior, revealing images of the production model ahead of its official debut. Finalising validation
A third win for Land Rover in design category at annual World Car of the Year awards. Land Rover’s new Defender has been judged the 2021 World Car Design of the Year, as part of the annual World Car Awards that recognise automotive excellence. Highlighting new vehicles with innovation and
ARB accessories will soon be on the options list at Ford dealers for both Ranger ute and Everest wagon. Ford Australia today announced that it will offer ARB accessories at the dealership level on new Ranger and Everest models and are covered by Ford’s full five-year warranty. While the list
The third vehicle from US EV startup features single or dual electric motors, up to 440km range and 1360kg tow capacity. One of many EV startups aiming for a slice of the lucrative US pickup market, California-based Alpha Motor Corporation has unveiled their ‘Wolf’ pickup/ute. Described as a “fun utility
GMC has revealed images and details on its first all-electric off-roader, the Hummer SUV. Joining the likes of Rivian’s R1S and Tesla’s Cybertruck, GMC’s Hummer EV shows what the first iteration of electric off-roaders looks like. Sitting on a shortened version of the Hummer pickup truck’s electric architecture, the battery
Option codes, factory standard and unmolested – does it really matter when looking to buy your own slice of 4×4 history? As the thirst for classic old four-wheel drives increases, the level of detail required for a classic off-roader to be considered original can become pedantic. At the affordable end
Price and spec for the new Jeep Gladiator Sport S have been announced. Jeep has announced that the Gladiator ute in Sports S trim is arriving in dealerships around Australia this month, the new entry-level model saving buyers $10,000 over the existing starting point. Packed with the same platform underpinnings
We know that a sway bar is there to help reduce body roll, so, why would you want to disconnect a sway bar?
An expanded range of racks from ARB brings more accessories to some of the country’s most popular dual-cab utes. ARB has expanded its BASE Rack range with cab racks to suit the new 2020-onward Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50, and the popular Toyota Hilux (2005-2015 and 2015+) and Ford Ranger (2011-on).
Sports Utility Vehicle or 4WD? SUVs are so popular it seems like you’re not doing family right unless you sell the old wagon/sedan and ‘upgrade’. Sure, some SUVs are bigger than sedans and some wagons, but then again, many SUVs are more like crossovers and make sacrifices compared to a
Ford is going ute crazy, with another all-new ute model based on the Bronco seemingly in the works. Ford has inadvertently (or likely purposefully) slipped sketches of its upcoming Bronco-based ute into a video: “How Innovative Design Led to the All-New Bronco and Bronco Sport“ The sketch was noticed by
The Lad Russian manufacturer Lada will launch a redesigned version of its rugged Niva 4×4 for the first time since the model appeared 45 years ago. Russian car maker Lada is back, launching four new models in the next four years, and one of those models will be the Niva